When you have a prime lens, you yourself become the "zoom" of your lens. It has a rather important effect on how you approach each photo. For one, you pay more attention to composition and that is not a bad thing. The Troupe Grupo de Teatro put up a magnificent performance with their presentation "Cinderella".

As a photographer, I love being associated with a cause where the client is also passionate and dedicated to what they do. There is detail in all things that makes great photos. The expressions, costumes, lighting, all the factors that is out of your control in theater.

Back to the prime lens scenario. The show was performed in the university hall where the students also do their English studies. (Did I mention that the whole performance was done in their second language which made it even more spectacular to see them redefine their own boundaries and aim for the sky?) This allowed me to move around the auditorium fairly free to use my NIKON 105mm f2.8 (I know, it is actually for macro photography but as I mentioned in my previous post, it is what I have at the moment and saving up for more). I will find myself right in front of the stage for close up frames like the intro photo, and run all the way to the back for photos like the one above.

As you can see from the photos, my angle of view is different in each and I have a prime lens to thank for that. As I mentioned, it forces you to take greater consideration towards composition. If I had a zoom lens, I would most probably have stayed in one place, and just zoom in and out, making sure every actor fits into the frame. Because I moved around so much, I see the stage from a different angle each time and the story telling through the photos more interesting.

We all, I assume, know the tale of Cinderella so I am not going to post photos all the way to "and they lived happily ever after". I do want to share the great experience gained from having so called "limitations" with our equipment, where in this case, the limitation was the liberation and helped me get less static, less "monotonous" results for my client by approaching each photo from a new, fresh position, purely because the lens forced me to leave my comfort zone.

I could not resist..

"And they lived happily ever after"